Minister Coveney warns against ‘dramatic decisions to cull animals’
Caitríona Morrissey
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney addressed the ICOS and UCC sustainable dairy event, where he called for a collective effort to avoid unnecessary culling.
4 December 2023 News
Dairy farmers to be guaranteed €200/head for Wagyu-cross calves
Warrendale Wagyu Ireland has said the move will guarantee prices for dairy farmers using the breed.
4 December 2023 News
Focus on pasture is key – Teagasc dairy conference
Australian consultant David Beca was the keynote speaker at the Teagasc National Dairy Conference held in Kilkenny last week.
Mandatory BVD tissue tagging rolls over to 2024
The national eradication programme is entering its 12th year with hopes that Ireland can apply for BVD-free status and soon bring a conclusion to tissue tagging.
3 December 2023 News
Reader photos: frost arrives on Irish farms
Winter has truly arrived on Irish farms over the last number of days. Share your photos with us here.
3 December 2023 News
Over 750,000 calves to be DNA-registered in 2024
There is in the region of 550,000 cows across over 3,800 dairy herds and approximately 200,000 beef cows across 6,670 suckler herds participating in the programme.
2 December 2023 News
Agri jobs: dairy farm assistant on new entrant-run dairy farm
The position is available from 1 February 2024 with a review after six months.
2 December 2023 News
The Grass Week: time to complete closing cover
With it now being the beginning of December, the final grass cover should be completed for the year to assess grass supplies for spring.
2 December 2023 Grass & feeding
IFJ Junior: What is milk recording and why do we do it?
Declan Collins takes a look at milk recording in dairy herds and why its important going forward
2 December 2023 Young stock
October N and P statements now available online
The nitrogen and phosphorus statements are a valuable source of information for farmers to keep on track of the level of organic nitrogen produced.
1 December 2023 News
Dairy farmers protest in Cork over derogation
Dairy farmers gathered in Carrigaline and Cork city on Friday to protest outside the offices of a trio of senior cabinet ministers.
1 December 2023 News
Knackery operators set to strike over rendering costs
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that animal collections from farms will be suspended on Friday 1 December.
30 November 2023 News